Robert Deignan (1938-2021)
Congratulations to the Newest JEP Graduates!
New CBF Associate Director for Advocacy & Programs Opportunity
August 25, 2021
Redeeming Justice: An Interview with Jarrett Adams about His New Book and An Inspiring Message for Our Legal Community
I first met Jarrett Jarrett Adams in 2012, when he applied for and received the CBF Abraham Lincoln Marovitz Public Interest Law Scholarship. But the traumatic and unsettling experience that drove him to pursue a legal career and do the amazing work he is doing today started much earlier.
Now a successful lawyer focused on helping others who have been wrongfully convicted, he has written a book coming out on September 14 about his experience. Redeeming Justice is a stirring memoir that appropriately features this teaser on the cover: “From Defendant to Defender, My Fight for Equity on Both Sides of a Broken System.”Tags: Marovitz Scholarship | Pro Bono read more ...
August 17, 2021
The CBF Justice Entrepreneurs Project (JEP) was honored to be one of three programs to receive the 2021 E. Smythe Gambrell Professionalism Award from the ABA Standing Committee on Professionalism at the ABA Annual meeting earlier this month. This is just the latest national recognition for the JEP since the CBF launched the program in […]Tags: Legal Innovation read more ...
August 10, 2021
More than 4,000 lawyers and legal professionals came together to contribute $1.4 million in the 2021 Investing in Justice Campaign. With the exemplary leadership of Gil Soffer, Chicago managing partner of Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, 130 law firms, corporate legal departments, and other law-related organizations participated in this year’s Campaign to help raise awareness and much-needed […]Tags: Investing in Justice Campaign read more ...
August 2, 2021
From left to right: Cook County Commissioner Scott Britton, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, CBF Executive Director Bob Glaves, and Carina Segalini from the office of Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans.
As state and federal moratoriums on evictions are expiring, the free services offered through the Cook County Legal Aid for Housing and Debt (CCLAHD) […]Tags: Advocacy | Courts | Legal Aid read more ...
July 29, 2021
By Bob Glaves | CBF Executive Director
That Johnny Nash classic set the theme for this year’s CBA/CBF Pro Bono and Public Service Awards Luncheon, underscoring the widespread feeling of optimism coming out of the pandemic and being able to gather again in person to honor some unsung heroes of our profession.
We all could see clearly […]Tags: Future of the Profession | Legal Innovation | Pro Bono read more ...
July 26, 2021
The CBF is excited to welcome our new Director of Development, Sang Yup Lee, who started with the CBF this month. Sang will lead the CBF’s overall development efforts, including individual, law firm, and corporate giving. He will also run the CBF’s annual Investing in Justice Campaign.
Sang most recently served as the Development Manager for […]Tags: CBF Staff read more ...
July 23, 2021
The 23rd Annual CBA/CBF Pro Bono & Public Service Awards Luncheon on July 16th marked several important milestones for our community.
We were excited to be the first post-pandemic event at one of our City’s most venerable institutions, the Hilton Chicago, as an important step towards Chicago’s comeback.
We also were proud to […]Tags: Events read more ...
July 22, 2021
Do you know someone looking for an opportunity to help take the CBF and access to justice to the next level? The CBF is in the market for a new Senior Manager of Advocacy & Programs. This position is responsible for supporting a number of programs related to court advocacy, legislative advocacy, and pro bono […]Tags: CBF Staff read more ...
June 29, 2021
By Bob Glaves | CBF Executive Director
Those are the words of the legendary Wayne Gretzky, and they are a fitting way to wrap up my series for this year’s Resolution for the Legal Profession: to use the hard-earned lessons of 2020 to build a fairer and better profession and justice system for everyone.
After a long […]Tags: Future of the Profession | Legal Innovation read more ...
June 28, 2021
June brought the bittersweet news that our Director of Advocacy & Engagement, Angela Inzano, will be leaving us at the end of the month.
In her nearly six-year tenure with the CBF, Angela has been the point person for the CBF’s legislative and policy advocacy work. One of the many issues she has played a key role in […]Tags: CBF Staff read more ...